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Adler tells the story of Patrick Henry from his childhood on a tobacco plantation through his career as a lawyer, politician, and governor of Virginia. The author skillfully integrates quotations from primary sources into the narrative. There is no fictionalizing of thoughts or dialogue. Since Henry was known for his oratory prowess, excerpts from his most famous speechesAdler tells the story of Patrick Henry from his childhood on a tobacco plantation through his career as a lawyer, politician, and governor of Virginia. The author skillfully integrates quotations from primary sources into the narrative. There is no fictionalizing of thoughts or dialogue. Since Henry was known for his oratory prowess, excerpts from his most famous speeches are included and put into context with events of the time. Personal details, such as his wife's mental illness and his ownership of slaves, are mentioned but not explored in great detail. The subject matter is presented in a manner appropriate to its intended audience. The illustrations, all on double-page spreads, are softly colored and full of historical detail. Although the pictures do not have the stiff and formal look of period portraits, they do reflect the clothing styles and furnishings of the time. Teachers and students will appreciate this introduction to the patriot's life. This famous patriot served five terms as governor of Virginia....

Title : A Picture Book of Patrick Henry
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ISBN : 9780823411870
Format Type : Library Binding
Number of Pages : 191 Pages
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A Picture Book of Patrick Henry Reviews

  • Shiloah
    2019-03-19 04:56

    Great story until you get to the author’s notes at the end. Just skip that mess. I also ran across a glaring typo whilst reading aloud.

  • Jill Connors
    2019-04-15 00:34

    Publication:20001Themes/subjects: revolutionary war, courage, liberty, inspiration Usage: Grades2-5Can be used to teach the features of a biography. Can be paired with a graphic novel to compare and contrast. Genre: biography

  • Lilly Fife
    2019-04-10 22:33

    This took me 7 minutes total to finish it. It's not the longest book, but you learn everything you need to know about him in this book about Patrick Henry the man who quoted "Give me liberty, or give me death!"

  • Susie
    2019-03-31 03:35

    Child's biography of Patrick Henry